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My attention having just been called to a clergyman's letter in your issue of October 24, which mentions Christian Science in a misleading manner, I request that you kindly publish the following correction.

Christ Jesus did not use material means for healing, but relied wholly on his understanding of God and man and his own spiritual ability to use this truth. The consciousness which the Master possessed, enabling him correctly to reflect divine power, is entirely different from that which commonly is called the human mind. In his time many did not clearly perceive the distinction, some even accusing the Master of healing by means of a power other than God. To some of his critics Christ Jesus said: "If I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your sons cast them out? . . . But if I with the finger of God cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of God is come upon you." Then, as now, the inability to distinguish between divine Mind and the so-called human mind mistakenly leads some to suppose that there is no difference between Christian Science and the various systems of mental suggestion. This ignorance may readily be overcome by obtaining a proper understanding of the opposite natures of Spirit and matter.

The Master instructed his immediate followers to heal the sick by spiritual means alone, and left for all his followers of that time and the future this test for their guidance and protection: "He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also." Christian Scientists never lose sight of this test of their understanding and spirituality, and they must of necessity stand honestly before the world to be adjudged accordingly. Mary Baker Eddy writes in her book "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 233): "Every day makes its demands upon us for higher proofs rather than professions of Christian power. These proofs consist solely in the destruction of sin, sickness, and death by the power of Spirit, as Jesus destroyed them. This is an element of progress, and progress is the law of God, whose law demands of us only what we can certainly fulfil." The known record of Christian Science in the accomplishment of good works assuredly deserves commendation from all God-loving people.

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